Renewable Farming

Month: July 2019

NASA forecasts sunspot minimum in 1920-25 “lowest in 200 years”

During 1650 to 1700, global food production was devastated during the “Maunder Minimum” of historically low sunspot activity. Today the devotees of man-made climate change still cling to their computer models which presume rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are forcing up world temperatures to the point of disaster.  July 22, 2019 — For more than …

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The dicamba damage dilemma multiplies as states extend cutoff dates for spraying

One of our Indiana clients texted late yesterday: “This season it’s easy to tell who planted dicamba beans. Those are the only ones not all puckered up. It’s a seed monopoly — the only kind to plant if you don’t want clobbered beans.” July 18, 2019 — Our Indiana client followed up by detailing that “one reason …

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Got late beans? Two top advisers offer their yield-builder advice

Variations in crops are so dramatic this year that it may be January before there’s a rough consensus on actual yields and harvested acres. We’ve been visiting with farmers and consultants, asking what they’re recommending to accelerate growth to make the most of every growing degree day. Soon we’ll post a compilation of their ideas, fused …

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